National industry recognition for Leicestershire trackway specialist


A Leicestershire manufacturer and supplier of temporary trackway and pedestrian access equipment has been recognised with a national industry award.

Eco Track & Access (ETA), based near Bruntingthorpe, won the 2017 Event Production Award for Best Trackway Supplier. Held annually to highlight the very best of those working in the UK’s thriving live and outdoor events industry, the Event Production Awards brought together over 600 professionals. An esteemed panel of 15 judges assessed the entries, specifically looking for companies to demonstrate first-class service, an innovative product range and excellent sustainability and safety credentials. ETA, led by CEO, Jonathan Vaughan, more than matched these criteria.

Duncan Siegle, event director, commented: “The judges were very impressed with the ‘site saver’ Traction Mat ETA has developed as well as their Eco Gridmat system, both of which provide excellent solutions in difficult terrain without the need for heavy panels and vehicles. ETA also demonstrated excellent client relationships.”

Established in 2011, ETA manufactures and supplies its innovative Eco Gridmat pedestrian access and Eco Terra-Tech instant roadway systems to events nationwide and internationally. In the last year alone, the company has worked on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, Christmas at Kew, Oxford Half Marathon as well as at iconic Leicestershire venues including DeMontfort Hall and the Leicester Racecourse.

Jonathan Vaughan, founder and CEO commented: “It’s certainly been an exciting time for the ETA team. Not only have we worked on some seriously prestigious events but we’ve also continued to diversify and last year, launched our new Eco Traction Mats to provide environmentally-friendly ground cover and protection for sites with particularly heavy traffic. This has proven especially successful on construction, historic and heritage sites, with clients commenting on what a ‘site saver’ the systems are!